January 15th, 2021

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 28, 2015.


BOBBY-JOE DYCK passed away suddenly on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 36 years.

Survived by his wife Melissa, two step-children, Tyler and Tanaya and one son, Brennan.

A private gathering will be held at a later date.


CALVIN EAGLE CHILD, passed away surrounded by his family at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, AB on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 48 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at OLD SAIPOYI SCHOOL – Standoff, Alberta on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.

Burial to Follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff, Alberta
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

Kelly Firth

1960 – 2015

Mr. Kelly Scott Firth of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the age of 54 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT EXHIBITION – PIONEER PARK, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Tom Battjes
1931 – 2015
 Tammo Battjes went to be with his Lord in Taber on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, July 26, 2015 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
 The Burial Service will be held at the Granum Christian Reformed Cemetery on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. 
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

HUNTER, Kathleen Jean (nee Gallagher)

July 22, 1914 – July 19, 2015

Kathleen Hunter passed away in peace in Edmonton three days short of her 101st birthday.

Left to remember a life well-lived are sons, Craig (Heather) Montgomerie, granddaughter, Lindsay (Andrew) and great- grandson, Ronan; Ian (Barbara) Montgomerie, grandson, Scott (Kenna) and granddaughter, Jessica; nieces, Valerie Campbell, Pat Reiman, Barbara Lyons and Brian Martin and numerous members of subsequent generations. Kathleen outlived her husband, Bob Hunter; her siblings, Ethel Francis, Issie Martin and Ted Gallagher; her nephew, Alan Francis and Crawford Campbell. She was also predeceased by many in Bob’s family, including daughters, Susan and Lorraine; granddaughter, Corrie and Corrie’s son, Blake. She is also fondly remembered by many of the Hunter clan, Pat (Lou) Turchinski and their family, the family of Susan (Jerry) Lang, Tiffany Jenkins and family and Dillon Andrus.

Kathleen was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the only Canadian-born member of her Irish family. She married William Craig Montgomerie in 1941, and gave birth to her first son, Craig in 1945. In 1949, the family moved to Calgary, where they became established members of the community and made long lasting friendships. Kathleen was very active in both the insurance community, helping organize the 1958 Blue Goose convention at the Banff Springs Hotel, and the wider community as a member of the organizing committee for the opening of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. With their second son, Ian, the family moved again in 1959, this time to Lethbridge, where she spent the next four decades.

After working at both St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Lethbridge Junior College, Kathleen became the first employee of the newly established University of Lethbridge in 1966, and went on to serve as Secretary to the President for the first three University presidents. In this time, she witnessed the founding of the University and its growth from temporary buildings, through construction of its unique new Arthur Ericson-designed building, to the respected institution it is today. Kathleen retired in 1975 and, along with her husband, Bob, enjoyed travelling, entertaining family and friends, and playing bridge. She was also very creative, leaving those behind with treasured knitting and miniatures she and Bob made. She moved to Edmonton in 2001 to be close to her family.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff of the CapitalCare Grandview in Edmonton for their kind and professional care during her eight years of residence.

Memorial Service Wednesday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Supporting Our Students Scholarship Fund, University Advancement, University of Lethbridge, A735, University Hall, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 or a charity of one’s choice.

To send condolences, visit http://www.parkmemorial.com

Park Memorial

Edmonton 780-426-0050

Family Owned Funeral Home,

Crematorium, Reception Centre


Mrs. Evelyn “Joyce” Romses passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday July 17, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Joyce was born on 7 July 1930 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Madge O’Brien. She grew up on a farm west of Shaunavon. She married Bob Romses (co-founder of H and R Transport Ltd) and moved to Lethbridge in 1953. Together they raised two sons in Lethbridge. For many years she enjoyed belonging to the Lethbridge F.O. Eagles and Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion. Joyce is survived by: her brother – Ken (Shirley) O’Brien, Swift Current, Sask; her two children – Garry and Raymond (Carol) Romses, Lethbridge, AB; her two grand children – Roger (Michelle) Romses, Keswick, ON and Rylana Romses, Cochrane, AB; and two great grand children – Rylie and Chelsey Romses, Keswick, ON. Joyce was predeceased by her former husband Bob Romses. Mom will always be loved and greatly missed. A Graveside service will be held at a later date in Shaunavon at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Park Meadows Village for their care of Joyce. Those who wish may make memorial donation to the charity of their choice.


RONALD NORBERT PITTMAN, beloved husband of De Etta Pittman of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. CATHERINES CATHOLIC CHURCH – 762 Crescent Avenue North, Picture Butte, Alberta, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Newton Rodrigues, Celebrant.

Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


JANETTE ALEXANDRA MCLEAN SHEETS, (nee Munro) beloved wife of the late Melvin Lee Sheets of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

Dr. Bernard Stillwell

1929 – 2015

“Now cracks a noble heart”. Dr. John Bernard Stillwell, who died peacefully in his 87th year on July 10, 2015, was a man of compassion, many interests, and great determination, beloved by his family, friends and the patients he served for over forty years.

Bernard was born on the 31st of March, 1929 near Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was educated at Bristol Grammar Prep School and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Hertfortshire. Captivated by the ocean from a young age, he spent two and a half years serving with 45 Commando Royal Marines in Malta, Palestine, North Africa and Jordan. The allure of exploring new places and ideas never left him.

Following his National Service, he qualified as a doctor, studying first at Queen Mary College, University of London, and then at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. It was here that he met his wife-to-be, Frances, a midwife and nurse. Bernard loved to tell the story of how he met her while delivering a baby under her watchful gaze. They were married in 1956.

In March 1959, with their eldest daughter, the young family immigrated to Canada, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Halifax. From Halifax they journeyed westward by train, finally crossing the snow-covered prairies to Alberta. Bernard practised medicine first in Coaldale before moving to the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge in 1961, where he remained until his retirement in 1995. Throughout his forty years of practice, he was trusted by his patients and respected by his colleagues. When speaking of his vocation, he always referred to ‘looking after’ and ‘taking care’ of people.

Bernard’s interests took him on many journeys, inward and outward. A man of perpetual curiosity, he enjoyed photography, cross country skiing, reading, poetry,swimming, and sailing at St Mary’s Sailing Club, where the family were longtime members. He loved experiencing new places with Frances, with whom he enjoyed several wonderful trips abroad. He was also a longstanding member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, where he served two terms on vestry and was involved with Stephen Ministry.

Bernard was the dearly beloved husband of Frances, father and father-in-law to Alison and husband Greg Wirch, Elizabeth and husband David Stewart, Andrew and his wife Denise, and Vivian and her husband Rick Torres, as well as to adopted daughter Hazel and her husband Davidson, living in Dominica, West Indies. His grandchildren include Laura (and husband Andrew Gillott), Julia, Greg, Claire, Sophie, Liam, Aidan, Tourné, Eliska (and husband Shawn), as well as great grandchildren Julien and Kilani.

Bernard was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Edith, and older sister Joan.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, July 27, 2015 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, and if desired, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2T9, Christian Blind Mission, 3844 Stouffville Road, PO Box 800 Stouffville ON L4A 7Z9, or St Michael’s Foundation – Palliative Care, 1400 9 Ave South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4V5.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


HENRY VANDENBERG (Leslieville) passed away on July 8, 2015 at St. Michael’s Health Center. A family & friends memorial will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:30pm at the Monach Community Hall.

Arthur Donald “Don” White

1924 – 2015

Mr. Arthur Donald “Don” White of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Rose White, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on June 27, 2015, at the age of 91 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1300 to 1600 hrs. (1pm to 4pm) at the ARMY NAVY & AIR FORCE VETERANS CLUB, 517 5th Ave S, Lethbridge.

Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Community & Family Services at 1811-2 Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2C9.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Clarence “Tim” Yanosik

1961 – 2015

My Dear Tim,

On July 17, 2015, at the age of 53, you were taken away from us. I never took a moment to tell you how much you meant to me and now I can’t. I know that each day I told you that I loved you, but I didn’t mention how proud I was of you. Your road through life was a very rocky one, and even though you slipped many times, I never heard you complain once when the pain was too much. You always took each day in stride and tried to move forward even though your steps back were large. You were a kind and considerate son, brother, uncle, and friend and you could relate to all walks of life, but your heart always went out to the down-trodden, the struggling, the weak, and the needy. Everyone liked you. No-one knew you like I did and even though many painted you with one color, I truly saw the rainbow that you were; educated, intelligent, sensitive, easy-going, humble, patient, and very caring. From my lips and thoughts to the wings of angels who carry the messages; I will always treasure my time with you. I hope that you knew how much you were loved by me and others. My weary brother, you are now at peace. I love and miss you very much. Take the hands of those that went before you and fly. Until we meet again, Tim. Forever and Always….Your sister Lor

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KAREN CELESTE YOOS, of Fort Macleod, AB., passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 62 years.

An Interment Service for Karen’s family and close friends will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2650 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.

A Celebration of Karen’s Life will follow the Interment Service and take place at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge at 2:00 P.M. with Reverends Randy & Cheryl Lubeck officiating.

Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

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